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Transformation with the changing times is an imperative to be successful in life
It is important for us to transform ourselves to keep pace with the transforming world.
One such important transformative step has been towards modernism in every sphere of our lives and kitchen is not an exception.
Modern technology has entered every sphere of our lives and has made our lives much easier. Just imagine
Can you live for a week without any sort of usage of technology in life?…
I don’t think that I would be able to do it. And I don’t really think there is a need to do it.
When we have the advantage of using the means of our technology to make our lives much easier, modern and productive, then why not use it in the best possible manner.
Technology has not limited itself to the mobile phones, computers etc. but has even entered the sphere of kitchen.
There are much more modern equipment which have developed other than the usual equipment refrigerator, mixer etc.
One such equipment of much benefit in the kitchen is that of Instant Pot.
To understand the benefits of Instant Pot, let’s first have a look at what is it, what are its features and then we will go ahead with answering the much common question i.e. Can you leave an Instant Pot On to keep warm overnight?
So, Let’s begin!!!
What is an Instant Pot?
Instant Pot is the Canadian brand of multicooker i.e. the cookers which can serve multiple purposes just by using this one equipment. The multicooker is a combination of pressure cookers and slow cookers and is an electronically controlled equipment.
The design of this appliance is such that it can consolidate both cooking and preparing of food in one device.
Seems Interesting…Isn’t it??
Imagine the surveillance duty of cookers being deleted with such a lucrative automatic cooker which can serve multiple purposes. It would be wonderful!
To make it more interesting and also before dealing with the question in hand, let’s understand the safety features of this multicooker so that answering the question becomes much verified and easy.
Safety Features offered by the Instant Pot
The question to be answered further has much more to do with the safety features of the Instant Pot so that the answer becomes much more obvious with the additional information which we will be telling about that question.
For now let’s begin stating the safety features offered by an Instant Pot-
Steam Release Valve/Handle
The Instant Pots has either a manually operated valve or a switch which would help in releasing excess steam.
Safety Lid Lock
It is a lock which would prevent the lid from opening while the cooker is pressurised. You will be able to open the lid when the pressure reduces as then the lid will reduce its grip.
Detection of LID Position
The pot will only start it’s cooking process when the lid is in the safe position and all the locks and seals are in place.
Sometimes the overheat might occur during the cooking process while using any device. This device would automatically lower the heat in that case to avoid burning the food.
The Stainless Steel shield covers the valve to avoid the risk of blockages with food particles.
Automatic Temperature Control
Internal microprocessor is installed in every Instant Pot so that it can regulate the heat and intensity to maintain it within a safe temperature range.
This feature would help to cut off the power if internal temperature exceeds safety limits.
Automatic Pressure Control
In case if the pressure exceeds the upper limit because of any malfunction, this feature would automatically stop the cooking process to avoid any risk.
This feature would help to cut off the power if it detects any issues with the power supply.
Detection of a Leaky LID
The cooler will stop building up the pressure in case there is any steam leaking from the lid.
So, the above stated are the 10 amazing safety features of an Instant Pot which would surely make my experience of cooking much easier and safer.
Now that we have understood what is an Instant Pot and what are the much attractive features it offers apart from its USP of offering us a lot of services in just one appliance, let’s go ahead with the much commonly asked question about Can you leave an Instant Pot on to keep warm overnight or not.
The answer of this question is likely to have become clear keeping in mind the descriptions of the various safety features it offers.
Yet, it comes with its own precautions.
Thus, it becomes necessary to provide a detailed answer to the question.
So, what are we waiting for?…
Let’s move ahead with the article.
Can you leave an Instant POT on to keep warm overnight?
The answer to this question is Yes.
To elaborate on this answer, Keep warm is a feature in an Instant Pot which gets automatically activated once you are done with the cooking and you can also activate it using the button on the control panel. This feature offers the benefit of keeping your food warm until you are ready to serve it.
This feature can be set up for up to 99h and 50 minutes of done manually and up-to 10 hours if it is automatically activated.
This means you can leave the pot and go to bed easily without worrying about it.
You can also use the Wi-Fi option to start the heating even if you are not there at home.
Thus, there is no denial to the fact that you can leave the pot with the Keep Warm feature On and go to bed because the food will surely be safe and healthy for at least 10 hours.
But this benefit comes with a few precautions which are necessary to be taken.
The precautions to keep in mind while using the Keep Warm feature for a longer get time is that the pot must be placed in a well ventilated area and should be away from any clutter.
Also, the producers of this appliance suggests it’s users to not leave the pot unattended in case they are cooking oatmeal, porridge or any other sticky foods.
This is because these foods develop a sort of foam which is likely to block the float valve and in turn may affect the sealing process.
This might cause damage to the appliance because of an overflow of the content.
Other than that, you can surely use the Keep Warm feature for a longer period of time if you are completely sure that the seals are well in place.
This could be done without any fear as the appliance is well equipped to take in right safety measures in case of any other malfunction or power outage etc.
So, after having understood that what is an Instant Pot and what purpose it can serve for us along with the safety features it offers, we finally reach the point of concluding with an answer to the question asked in the topic of this article that Can you leave an Instant Pot on to keep warm overnight?…
The answer to this question is that YES you can use the keep warm feature over night by ensuring that the Pot is kept in a well ventilated area and the seals are well in place.
I hope you all have understood the guidelines of using the Keep Warm feature of an Instant Pot overnight.
Thus, at the end, I wish you a happy and safe cooking experience.